Not just the apostrophe, what is up with the weird caps usage?
This is so good that I can ignore the apostrophe abuse.
How do you teach sub-editing students the difference between plurals and possessives when even the national broadcaster can’t get it right? For that matter, to use “while” instead of the arcane “whilst”?
Apostrophes: They make all the difference.
Bad language It hasn’t been pointed out to us exactly which women swear. At the Warehouse in downtown Auckland, New Zealand.
Pretty sure that’s not how it’s spelled.
We use 's to indicate possession with singular nouns:
- Mike's bike
- the boy's toy (one boy)
- the actor's benefactor (one actor)
- Finn's grin
We also use 's as an abbreviation of “is” or “has”:
- Who's there? (Who is there?)
- John's sick today. (John is sick today.)
3000 employees and not a single copy editor.
[SRAM’s hydro road disc recall letter]
I’m lonely now oh can you see, my only friend, apostrophe?
You make a difference in my life, in poetry - a cutting knife.
The difference between your and you’re, without you, my writing’s poor.
I use you often, more and more.
I love you buddy, forever more.
Gabhain O’Cathail. 24th October 2011.
Unless Europe splintered into multiple continents after the Dragonocalypse™, the Reign of Fire (2002) props department has some explaining to do.